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lah talks to one man trying to make a difference. >> reporter: in his garage, garcia is working to fix the fiscal cliff, one can at a time. how much money have you sent the government? >> a little bit over $3,000. >> reporter: $3,197.88 to be exact, all tracked on a handwritten ledger. for the last three years, garcia has been paying the government $50 a month of his postal service pension and money from cans he collects. >> we're paying absolutely too much interest. too much interest. >> reporter: it really bothers you? >> it bothers me because it makes no sense. >> reporter: sense is something garcia's wife of 59 years thinks her husband could use. do you think he is crazy? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: call him crazy. but there is an entire federal office, the bureau of public debt, that collects money from hundreds of mr. garcias. this office in parkersburg, west virginia, was set up by president kennedy so citizens could pay down the national debt. this year alone, it has collected 7.7 milli$7.7 million, about 90 million since it was established. but $90 million is not that much, especi
. it was the home of the first blues festival. given the fact that jerry garcia used to play in this park, he was from this neighborhood, everybody knows his reputation. we thought what a great thing it would be to have an ampitheater named after jerry garcia. that is a name that has panache. it brings people from all over the bay area to the ampitheater. the calls that come in, we'd like to do a concert at the jerry garcia ampitheater and we do everything we can to accommodate them and help them because it gets people into the park. people like a lot of color and that's what they call a park. other people don't. you have to try to reconcile all those different points of view. what should a park look like and what should it have? should it be manicured, should it be nice little cobblestones around all of the paths and like that. the biggest objective of course is getting people into the park to appreciate open space. whatever that's going to take to make them happy, to get them there, that's the main goal. if it takes a planter with flowers and stuff like that, fine. you know, so what? people
something about it. >> reporter: in his garage, garcia is waiting to fix the fiscal cliff one can at a time. how much money have you sent the government? >> a little bit over $3,000. >> reporter: $3,197.88, to be exact. all tracked on a handwritten ledger. for the last three years, garcia has been paying the government $50 a month of his postal service pension and money from cans he collects. >> we are paying absolutely too much interest, too much interest. >> reporter: it really bothers you? >> it bothers me, because it makes no sense. >> reporter: sense is something garcia's wife of 59 years thinks her husband could use. do you think he is crazy? >> well -- >> reporter: call him crazy. but there is an entire federal office, the bureau of public debt that collects money from hundreds of mr. garcias. this office in parkersburg, west virginia, was set up by president kennedy so citizens could pay down the national debt. this year alone it collected 7.7 million in gifts, about 90 million since it was established. but 90 million is not that much, especially when you consider the federal defici
s taking the nattonal debt on one empty can at a time. time. 85 year old garcia the debtt he colleccs soda cans then turnn them in for the deposit. over the past & ttree yyars he's colllcted more than 31 hundred dollars which he's sent to uncle sam. 3 &p3 ww're paying absolutely too iiterest. (reporter: it really - pothers you!) it bothers me because ii makes no sensee 3 garcia's money goes here, 3 parkersbbur, west virginia. it waa established by - preeident kennedy for people 3 control he debt. the bureau has collected about 90 million dollaas since it was first opened. 3 3 scientists ... - are... ow looking... iito the d-n--... of the man... behind the... sandy hook elementary school... massaare... / for... clues... as to what... snap.in... a... &p"first-of-itt-kknd"... study... //// doctors... are... testing... adam lanza's... d-n-a...//. for... mutations... associated with... mental illness...//
of the challenges you ran into and how were you able to overcome them and i'll start with major garcia. so one of -- we're going it talk about challenges but also the good things. i want to mention that throughout this planning effort we've been planning since may but we literally got on the ground probably monday, most of us, and then on tuesday we threw all our equipment into different sites and turned it on and we had connectivity, one way or the other. i think one of our challenges, i know for my group, i was out at pier 96, we were supposed to connect into the data network and my marines had a very small footprint, small suitcase, we weren't able to actually connect to the cloud and be able to send reports via web voc using an ip network. the good thing, however, how we overcame that challenge and i think it was a very good planning consideration, was that at each of the sites we had an element either from the national guard or air national guard or the department of public works acu one thousand van and they pretty much made up the backbone of that network. the point i'm trying to make
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